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Attention for Chapter 71: Damaging Effects of Cannabis Use on the Lungs
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#42 of 3,525)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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4 news outlets
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Chapter title
Damaging Effects of Cannabis Use on the Lungs
Chapter number 71
Book title
Advancements in Clinical Research
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, August 2016
DOI 10.1007/5584_2016_71
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-948032-9, 978-3-31-948033-6
Authors

Yayan, Josef, Rasche, Kurt, Josef Yayan, Kurt Rasche

Editors

Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Abstract

Cannabis is the most widely smoked illicit substance in the world. It can be smoked alone in its plant form, marijuana, but it can also be mixed with tobacco. The specific effects of smoking cannabis are difficult to assess accurately and to distinguish from the effects of tobacco; however its use may produce severe consequences. Cannabis smoke affects the lungs similarly to tobacco smoke, causing symptoms such as increased cough, sputum, and hyperinflation. It can also cause serious lung diseases with increasing years of use. Cannabis can weaken the immune system, leading to pneumonia. Smoking cannabis has been further linked with symptoms of chronic bronchitis. Heavy use of cannabis on its own can cause airway obstruction. Based on immuno-histopathological and epidemiological evidence, smoking cannabis poses a potential risk for developing lung cancer. At present, however, the association between smoking cannabis and the development of lung cancer is not decisive.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 18%
Student > Master 7 14%
Researcher 7 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 4 8%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 11 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 34%
Psychology 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 11 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2020.
All research outputs
#417,004
of 15,426,345 outputs
Outputs from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#42
of 3,525 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,229
of 266,428 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#1
of 18 outputs
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